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NGCB asking for input; but will they listen?

NGCB asking for input; but will they listen?

posted on July 10, 2018 by

The Analyst | Sportsbooks have always been a challenge for regulators – lines made based on opinions; movements made based on recent and expected action and/or changes in team/player information; diverse lines between books – no simple basic math for the reviewing regulators to rely on, so confusing for the inexperienced.

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Cosmo's The Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar to offer six restaurants

Cosmo's The Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar to offer six restaurants

posted on July 09, 2018 by

More details are emerging regarding The Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar, a modern take on a food court, expected to roll out this fall at The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip. The new space will offer six restaurants on the second level of the casino near the Boulevard Tower.

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Eldorado Resorts, Churchill Downs terminate Lady Luck deal

Eldorado Resorts, Churchill Downs terminate Lady Luck deal

posted on July 09, 2018 by

Eldorado Resorts, Inc. and Churchill Downs Inc. announced today (Monday) that they have ended their previously announced agreement though which Churchill would acquire all of the assets and properties associated with Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Ohio expected to feel pressure to create sports betting laws

Ohio expected to feel pressure to create sports betting laws

posted on July 07, 2018 by

Ohio law currently has no provisions for sports betting, but pressure to create laws to enable it are expected to mount as nearby states, such as Pennsylvania and West Virginia move forward plans for the new enterprise.

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Maryland’s six casinos produced $148.9M in June gaming revenue

Maryland’s six casinos produced $148.9M in June gaming revenue

posted on July 07, 2018 by

Maryland’s six casinos produced $148.9 million in gaming revenue in June, up 14.1 percent from a year ago. MGM National Harbor continues to account for lion’s share of the state’s casino revenue, with $59.3 million last month.

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July 8 named Mike Smith Day in New Mexico by Gov. Martinez

July 8 named Mike Smith Day in New Mexico by Gov. Martinez

posted on July 07, 2018 by

Tomorrow has been declared “Mike E. Smith Day” throughout New Mexico in honor of the Triple Crown-winning, Hall of Fame jockey. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) has proclaimed Sunday, July 8 as the day to honor Smith.

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Nevada-style sport betting did brisk business in Delaware casinos

Nevada-style sport betting did brisk business in Delaware casinos

posted on July 06, 2018 by

Nevada-style sport betting did brisk business in Delaware casinos in the first reporting period for the newly opened enterprise in the state. Baseball single-game bets and other wagers became legal at three racetrack/casino venues on June 5.

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Pacific Racing Association asks court to settle dispute with racing board

Pacific Racing Association asks court to settle dispute with racing board

posted on July 06, 2018 by

The Pacific Racing Association, operator of Golden Gate Fields near San Francisco, for The Stronach Group, is asking a Los Angeles Superior Court to help settle its dispute with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB).

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Mississippi will foretell future of sports betting

Mississippi will foretell future of sports betting

posted on July 05, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Look for Mississippi, of all places, to provide the first real clues as to what might take place in what should become the exploding business of national sports wagering. 

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Casinos in Japan?

Casinos in Japan?

posted on July 05, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | Will there be Japanese casinos, billion dollar centers of fun and games? The issue appears headed for a vote in the upper house of the country’s legislature or Diet about July 20, according to MGM Executive Vice President Alan Feldman.

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Happy Anniversary! Delaware Sports Betting a Winner One Month In

Happy Anniversary! Delaware Sports Betting a Winner One Month In

posted on July 05, 2018 by

A $100,000 bet has been placed. A $1 million “profit” has been made. And about $7 million has been bet. Yep, Delaware has hit it big.

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Hard Rock joins New Jersey's growing internet gambling market

Hard Rock joins New Jersey's growing internet gambling market

posted on July 05, 2018 by

New Jersey's growing internet gambling market now includes Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, which joined the online gambling marketplace just five days after the physical casino opened its doors last week.

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Spain institutes wide range of tax cuts for gambling businesses

Spain institutes wide range of tax cuts for gambling businesses

posted on July 05, 2018 by

A wide range of tax cuts for gambling businesses in Spain have been instituted as part of the nation’s long-delayed 2018 budget. The changes became effective July 1 with hopes of fortifying Spain’s gambling industry.

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Italy moving to ban all gambling advertising in the country

Italy moving to ban all gambling advertising in the country

posted on July 05, 2018 by

Italy is moving to ban all gambling advertising in the country. The decision reached at a cabinet meeting Monday quickly came under heavy criticism from the betting industry and from football (soccer) clubs, which rely on sponsorship from betting firms.

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MGM Springfield accepting reservations for rooms and suites

MGM Springfield accepting reservations for rooms and suites

posted on July 04, 2018 by

MGM Springfield, the $960 million casino/resort in Massachusetts is now accepting reservations for its rooms and suites. The casino, located along Main Street in the downtown-South End area of the historic Western Massachusetts city, opens Aug. 24.

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Pennsylvania casinos ask Gov. Wolf to eliminate online lottery

Pennsylvania casinos ask Gov. Wolf to eliminate online lottery

posted on July 04, 2018 by

Pennsylvania’s 13 brick-and-mortar casino operators, including one still yet to be built, have objected, via a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, asking him to eliminate the state’s online lottery program, known as an iLottery.

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AGA seeks a new face

AGA seeks a new face

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Around Town | SEARCHING: The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently appointed Stacy Papadopoulos, general counsel and senior vice president of industry services at AGA, as interim CEO, replacing Geoff Freeman who will be leaving at the end of the month to lead the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association.

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What makes a casino collectible valuable?

What makes a casino collectible valuable?

posted on July 03, 2018 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | What makes a casino collectible valuable? First and foremost, the origin of the collectible. Next, WHEN was the item made and/or used? Also, HOW the casino is remembered is important; the more notorious the better! 

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Go East Young Bookie!

Go East Young Bookie!

posted on July 03, 2018 by

The Analyst | As jurisdictions on the east coast of the United States embrace and welcome full on sports wagering it will only be a function of time before the national and international gaming operators wake up and realize, they will need their people on the east coast.

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Caesars Ent. receives approval to acquire Centaur Gaming

Caesars Ent. receives approval to acquire Centaur Gaming

posted on July 02, 2018 by

Caesars Entertainment received regulatory approval in Indiana late last week for various gambling acquisitions after agreeing to pay a statutory $50 million license transfer fee to the state and an additional $1 million fine for expressing a desire to avoid making the payment.

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